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Johnson Votes for Farm Bill, Thune Votes Against

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s U.S. senators have different takes on the farm bill the Senate has passed. Democrat Tim Johnson supports it, saying it’ll ensure the continued integrity of farm programs, reduce the budget deficit and support the millions of jobs that rely on agriculture. Republican John Thune says the Senate...
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Feeding South Dakota Study Says More Than 100K Go Hungry in State

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A new survey shows that more than 100,000 people in South Dakota do not always know where their next meal will come from. The findings from “Map the Meal Gap” by Feeding America show that 12.5 percent of the population in the state struggle with hunger. Of the more...
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SD Officials Caution of Fire Danger Despite Rain

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials say people should realize that wildfires could still break out despite the recent rain. Jim Strain, assistant operations chief for the South Dakota Wildland Fire Division, says South Dakota has received rain and vegetation is beginning to turn green. But he says trees are still ready...
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Sheriff’s Office Recovers Track Pit Cushions Reported Missing in May

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Stanley County Sheriff’s Office recovered some track equipment on Friday which has been missing from Fort Pierre since mid-May.  Stanley County Chief Deputy Sheriff Greg Swanson says two track pit cushions were taken from behind Parkview Gymnasium on May 17.  The large blue mats weigh about two...
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